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190 Sq. Ft. Modern Grain Silo Tiny House

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This is a 190 sq. ft. modern grain silo tiny house.

It was professionally designed and renovated by architect Christoph Kaiser. This tiny home was originally featured on Dwell.

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Originally A Grain Silo, Now A Modernized Tiny House

190 Sq. Ft. Modern Grain Silo Tiny House

Images © Mark Lipczynski/Dwell

It’s incredible, isn’t it?

Grain Silo Tiny House

A spiral staircase takes you to the spacious sleeping loft. It looks and feels like a modern bedroom!

Sleeping Loft

The main level features an all-white tile bathroom.


Images © Mark Lipczynski/Dwell

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=> http://www.dwell.com/houses-we-love/article/you-wont-believe-cozy-home-inside-converted-grain-silo

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  • Lake Lili
    June 23, 2015, 8:22 am

    Wow! This is a stunner. Great adaption.

  • Patrick
    June 23, 2015, 10:23 am

    I absolutely LOVE it…..especially the spiral staircase!

  • Cahow
    June 23, 2015, 10:59 am

    Oh, Good Lord!!!! A personal rating of 10 *stars* out of 10 stars!!!! Positively brilliant, leaving that other silo house in Texas languishing in the dust.

    I’m mad for their repetition of form: the circle, and the clever ways the architect kept repeating that form, throughout the design. The spiral staircase, the circle cut out on the counter, round table, round light fixture in kitchen and the round sink/vanity in the loo are just some of the circles I caught.

    Well done, Sir and Madame, well done!

    • Cahow
      June 23, 2015, 11:05 am

      I HIGHLY recommend anyone else who adores this home to follow the link to the ‘dwell-houses-we-love’…you will NOT be disappointed!!!

      There are far more photos with nice additional information about the renovation. But….wait for it….a missing photo from THIS article showcases the 9 FOOT WIDE SLIDING DOOR THAT OPENS THE ENTIRE LOWER LEVEL TO THE OUTSIDE!!!!

      ~Cahow, falling over in a faint, from adoration~ *clunk*

      • Rich
        August 30, 2015, 10:11 pm

        If the aesthetics didn’t make you faint, the price must have done you in… are you OK, Cahow? This is one of those places that gives our current consumer, elitist culture and it’s architects a bad name. Eliminate that curved glass door and some high-end finishes and it might be a tad more affordable. It’s a nice simple design. Why tease?

  • Karen R
    June 23, 2015, 11:26 am

    Love, love, love this!!!!. I am a city girl with an inexplicable fondness for silos, and this design is simply smashing! We lived with spiral staircases for years and find them them actually safer (my husband has MS).

  • Kitty
    June 23, 2015, 11:34 am

    This silo home was for sale, for $200,000 or so as I recall; and was featured earlier this year on the TV show Tiny House Hunting on the DIY Network (on Monday evenings in Pennsylvania).

    • Denise
      June 26, 2015, 10:43 pm

      I absolutely ADORE this unique home as much (or maybe even more than) the fainting Cahow – it is a stunning work of art!!! HOWEVER, I want to caution anyone and everyone who sees any of these tiny homes on the TV show Tiny House Hunting to 100% disregard the purchase prices made up by the show as well as whether or not these places are even for sale. In fact, in nearly every episode the ONLY house that was ever on the open market is the one the “house hunters” eventually choose to purchase.

      Most of the rejected options can be found on airBNB, HomeAway, and other vacation rental sites. The show’s producers scour these sites for interesting options and contact the owners with the opportunity to promote their properties by allowing it to be featured as a “potential” purchase option for some buyers who’ve already bought (and sometimes even moved into) another tiny house in the area.

      How do I know this? My tiny house has attracted this show’s attention with that very proposal, which I soundly rejected because of it’s utter phoniness. I also fail to see how a person who owns a vacation rental would benefit from pretending that the property is for sale…what if a guest who’s booked your place two months from now sees the show and decides to cancel their reservation because they’re worried it might be sold? Worse than that, though, is how they randomly make up sales prices for properties that couldn’t be sold even if the owner wanted to, because they’re built on city lots that cannot be subdivided at the owner’s whim!

      As expected, the Austin episode my place was recruited for went ahead and featured two other airBNB properties I was personally familiar with, along with stupidly fabricated sales prices. So pathetic.

      Finally, not only is Tiny House Hunting more fake than other fake “reality shows” about tiny houses, but they’re so clueless from a personnel perspective that a second producer from the same show contacted me about my tiny house for another Austin episode ONLY TWO MONTHS AFTER I TOLD THEM TO NEVER BOTHER ME AGAIN! This show is the worst thing that could have happened to the tiny house movement and provides viewers with an endless series of false information…don’t believe a bit of it and just enjoy looking at the properties if/when you watch the show.

      • Lisa
        May 31, 2016, 7:04 am

        We had a similar experience with them! I would warn people to take it all with a grain of salt.

  • MareM
    June 23, 2015, 6:36 pm

    This is clearly a high-end home for people who can afford it. Wouldn’t it be great if affluent folks would choose to live in tiny or small homes (and I don’t mean NYC apartments!), consuming fewer resources? Enjoying a small space because you want to, not because you have to.

    Move over on the floor, Cahow, gonna faint too with love for this beauty!

  • Susanne
    June 24, 2015, 1:05 am

    $200,000?!?!?!?!? Seriously? I am sorry but for that much I have seen more beautiful houses… It’s cute but not worth $200,000. 🙁

  • Kim
    June 25, 2015, 3:28 pm

    An interesting job for some one a working out the square footage of a circular ( well, cylindrical!) house!
    As for the price – in the area of France where we have a small holiday home, you could buy a similar size home for about a fifth of that price!
    Great design features and no dust bunnies in huge corner 🙂

  • Tim
    August 30, 2015, 5:23 pm

    I really wish the cost of building these tiny homes were included. The $350 for recycled walnut planting is misleading. You can bet that curved picture window wasn’t recycled or cheap. It would be nice to know what the builders actually spent in construction. These featured “Tiny Homes” are not helpful when trying to decide on a tiny home lifestyle.

  • Mike
    August 30, 2015, 8:46 pm


  • Dominick Bundy
    August 30, 2015, 10:44 pm

    Inside is beautifully done..But lacks windows and curb appeal. Still looks like a grain silo..

  • Beth
    August 30, 2015, 11:24 pm

    I don’t really care for this especially the spiral staircase, although, I am happy there is a staircase instead of a ladder. I also appreciate that the bed isn’t on the floor, but, at regular height for those of us who have knee issues. In answer to Susan about the fake Tiny houses for sale or any of the for sale houses shows. I do watch them, but, I don’t really care all that much what the people in the show end up with. I am watching because for the Tiny Houses, it gives me a way to see what others have done that I like and can maybe incorporate into a design of my own one day. The other “house hunters” shows I like because some of the places they show these houses, I may never get to go there, so I am like a nosey neighbor wanting to see in the houses. 😉 Again, I don’t always really care which place they end up with, as often the one they do “choose” isn’t the one I would choose. I just like looking at all of the houses. So for me it is just fun.

  • Glema
    August 31, 2015, 7:55 pm

    Perhaps I’m missing it, but I don’t see a shower. If they have one, a nice shower curtain and matching towels set could make the aesthetic bathroom more welcoming. 🙂 I like this little place and I love the spiral staircase! God bless and Happy Trails!

  • Tamron
    September 1, 2015, 2:51 pm

    This silo was featured on HGTV Tiny house hunters. Very cool layout.

  • Saga
    May 30, 2016, 12:54 pm

    When I was a child, I regularly came by a derilict silo and dreamed of living in such one, designing it in my mind. I also dreamed of living in a motorhome or an allotment house. But the silo was always my dream home.
    I love that someone has actually done it.

  • LoLo
    June 12, 2016, 3:42 pm

    I love the small footprint, turtle life, slow and on the go.
    There are some homes, farms, that will let you stay cheap, rather than large expensive hook up RV parks. I just need a safe place to park, no water or electric, just no one peaking in or police crowding me out.

    August 30, 2016, 3:49 pm

    Another great blast from the past….! These silo homes make me want to go out and by a grain silo and build my own tiny house… I love them so much… As you can see from these nice folks who has been nice enough to show us their tiny house, that the sky is the limit here and you don’t need to spend a fortune to build it either….! Thank you for sharing your tiny house with us….!

    August 30, 2016, 4:22 pm

    I just want to go on record saying that you can buy a brand new silo 33ft. in diameter either equally as high or biger starting at $9,000.00 dollars and they are sold in kits for farmers to build on their property.. Now can you imagine if you had a piece of land you can set one of these on, what you could build your self….! And I just found that out myself questing some one I know who is in the corrugated steel industry…! I was shocked when she told me this, and actually had thought she was putting me on….! Awesome stuff, and I never really gave it much thought but it has a lot of history for housing men in the military for years as well…! Remember the Gomer Pile show….! They lived in quansit huts made of this steel material on the military base’s…! Very interesting stuff huh…?

  • Barnie
    August 30, 2016, 5:44 pm

    Amazing. The repeated use of the circle is thematically thoughtful from a design standpoint, but in a practical sense it also makes each separate element within the house work in perfect conversation. The television for example, it’s completely unobtrusive yet completely visible from anywhere on the main level, yet all sight-lines remain obstructed. The taste-level looks top-notch, and it all works so well. Even the couch is the ideal piece for the space, very impressive.

  • Rebekah sofia
    August 31, 2016, 10:05 pm

    Nice job! Très chic!

  • September 28, 2017, 12:45 pm

    Is that 190 SF total or 190 SF per floor? 190 per floor would be about 15 feet diameter and it looks to be about that. Just wondering as I do appraisals and that is what interests me. But please don’t send me an appraisal assignment to appraisal a silo conversion home. I’m in this business for a living, not the variety. Would love to see it though.

  • Sam
    September 28, 2017, 7:19 pm

    WOW !! Absolutely lovely.

  • Michelle
    September 29, 2017, 12:17 am

    It’s so contemporary. A gem.
    Slick, esoteric – so elegant! I absolutely love it!!

    Until I woke up in the “Pan Am” toilet cubicle after one too many cocktails….Sinister & chilly, it detracts terribly 🙁

  • David S Laker
    October 28, 2018, 10:50 am

    SPIRAL STAIRCASE: If you’ve never experienced one on a daily basis, I recommend you try it first.

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